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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olympic_sports

Olympic sports are sports contested in the Summer and Winter Olympic Games. The 2016 ... Each Olympic sport is represented by an international governing body, namely an International Federation (IF). .... In the early days of the modern Olympics, the organizers were able to decide which sports or disciplines were ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Summer_Olympic_Games

The Summer Olympic Games or the Games of the Olympiad first held in 1896, is an ... In each Olympic event, gold medals are awarded for first place, silver medals are ... The modern Olympic Games were founded in 1894 when Pierre de  ...

www.olympic.org/sports

Official list of all summer, winter and historical Olympic sports. Learn about the disciplines, sports and events that are part of the Olympic Movement.

www.topendsports.com/events/summer/sports

Complete list and details of all the Olympic Games sports and events which are part of the modern summer Games.

www.olympics.mu/modern-olympic-games.html

The Olympic Games have come a long way and the Modern Olympic Games committees have added a lot more events than the ancient Greek Olympics of the  ...

www.britannica.com/event/Athens-1896-Olympic-Games

The inaugural Games of the modern Olympics were attended by as many as 280 athletes, all male, from 12 countries. The athletes competed in 43 events ...

www.livescience.com/2782-olympic-events-history.html

Jul 27, 2012 ... Since the birth of the Modern Olympics, a number of events have come and gone. And most of the discontinued sports, listed below, led short ...

www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-modern-olympic-games

On this day in History, First modern Olympic Games on Apr 06, 1896. Learn more ... In Athens, 280 participants from 13 nations competed in 43 events, covering ...

www.perseus.tufts.edu/Olympics/sports.html

The ancient Olympics were rather different from the modern Games. There were fewer events, and only free men who spoke Greek could compete, instead of ...

teacher.scholastic.com/activities/athens_games/modern.htm

Learn about how the modern Olympics began and evolved into what the games are ... photos, and a teacher's guide to help students discover this important event .